Philosophy Articles

Here will be posts of Aikido related philosophy articles

April 25, 2018

Training with Martial Intent

by Patrick Musselman Sensei The truth is it’s easy to get lost in our martial arts training and lose sight of the primary purpose for being […]
April 25, 2018

Appreciating Aikido’s Restraint

by Tip Harris Sensei Some years ago, we sub-leased mat space at our Dojo to a Karate group. Over the entrance door of Dojo, we had […]
April 26, 2018

How to Learn Aikido Faster

by Tip Harris Sensei Relax!!   I very frequently tell this to my class, to individual students, or to my partner if I’m practicing.  If I […]
July 12, 2019

Reacting, Responding… & Ignoring

by Sean Hannon Sensei Perhaps now more than ever, we Americans seem to live in an increasingly “reactionary” world. Some men “shoot first” and ask questions […]
September 30, 2019

What Aikido Can Learn from One of the World’s Most Notorious Murders

by Sean Hannon Sensei The Denver Museum of Nature and Science recently hosted a remarkable exhibit on Genghis Khan.  It was a powerful exhibit well worth the […]
October 11, 2019

A Life in Aikido

For the first time, A Life in Aikido: The Biography of Founder Morihei Ueshiba has been published in English.  This excellent book was first published in […]
October 16, 2019

Doing the Right Thing… Even When It’s Unpopular

by Sean Hannon Sensei Twelve-time Emmy award winning television reporter Adam Schrager from NBC affiliate 9News in Denver (pictured left) spoke at the Parker Library on his new […]
October 21, 2019

Bushido: An Antiquated Values System? (Part 1)

(An excerpt from the award-winning book: Inner Bushido) A Critical Review of the Classic Samurai Text: Bushido – The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe Many martial […]
October 25, 2019

HARA TANDEN: Men’s Center & Women’s Center in Aikido

by Sean Hannon Sensei It seems to me that there are substantially more men who practice Aikido than women. However, I have observed that women who practice Aikido […]
October 31, 2019

Bushido: An Antiquated Values System? (Part 2)

A Critical Review of the Classic Samurai Text: Bushido – The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe (An excerpt from the award-winning book: Inner Bushido) Nitobe offers […]